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London: In 1984 the British government had a hand in the attack on the important religious shrine of the Sikhs, Sri Harmandir Sahib. Some ancient documents have revealed that the British army had told General Vaidya, Chief of the Indian army, about how Operation Blue Star in 1984 had to act against the Sikh militants.This explanation has been made in latest documents recently by the archaeological department of Britain, which belong to the Cabinet Office.With this latest disclosure, questions were raised about the internal review conducted by then Prime Minister David Cameron in January 2014. Sikh MPs Taranjit Singh Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill demanded an impartial inquiry into the matter.The documents also found that in 1984 the British government provided special weapon to India for Operation Blue Blood so that the operation could be carried out in a proper manner. The Sikh organizations have raised doubts over the review by Sir Jeremy Haywood, demanding a fair investigation into the matter. MP Preet Kaur Gill said that the latest document is proof of the fact that Operation Blue Star was done with the role of the British army; it should have a fair investigation.Total 47 files were kept confidential by the British government, including the National Security Guard of India and a commando unit, who carried out two attacks in Sri Harmandir Sahib and this unit was known as ‘Black Cats’, according to the British SAS Training The files were kept confidential. Still, a third of Indian files are kept confidential, which can have many other important information.
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